Acting President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh (r) receives former President of Mozambique Armando Emilio Guebuza in Hà Nội on Friday. — VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sáng
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam attached importance to its relations with Mozambique, and considered the country a priority co-operation partner in Africa, Acting President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh told former President of Mozambique Armando Emilio Guebuza.
During a reception for Armando Emilio Guebuza in Hà Nội on Friday, Acting President Thịnh thanked her guest for attending the State funeral of President Trần Đại Quang, and also conveyed her sincere thanks to the State and people of Mozambique for sending the former President to Việt Nam to pay tribute to Quang, who passed away on September 21.
She said that it was vivid evidence of the close and strong relations between Việt Nam and Mozambique that have been developed over the last 40 years.
She congratulated the Mozambican people on new achievements in national construction and economic development in recent years, affirming that Vietnam appreciated the role and position of Mozambique in Southern Africa in particular and in Africa in general.
Acting President Thinh wished Mozambique successful local elections in October, which would be the premise for the successful organisation of the presidential and parliamentary elections in 2019, saying that the success of elections would be important for the country to make greater achievements in the future.
She also thanked Mozambique for supporting Việt Nam’s candidacy as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council in the 2020-21 tenure, and suggested the two countries continue to closely cooperate and support each other in multilateral forums.
She called on the Mozambican Government to continue creating favourable conditions for the Vietnamese community to live and do business in the country, towards tightening the friendship between the two nations’ peoples.
The Acting President also said was looking forward to welcoming Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi.
For his part, Guebuza extended condolences from President Filipe Nyusi and the Mozambican people to the State and people of Việt Nam, and praised the contributions made by the Vietnamese President to the Mozambique-Việt Nam relationship.
He said he believed that the State and people of Việt Nam would overcome this difficult time and continue to make greater achievements in national construction and development.— VNS